Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7
Galaxy S8/S8 vs iPhone 7/7 Plus Specs comparison: Battle of flagship giants revealed

Samsung has just released its highly-anticipated flagship phones (the S8 and S8+) in its Galaxy S line-up to rival the latest flagship devices from Apple. In other words, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will directly compete with its iPhone counterparts, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

IBTimes SG brings you the rundown of complete specs and features comparison between the Galaxy flagships and latest iPhones to help in making your buying decision.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Display

At 6.2in, the Galaxy S8+ sports the largest display among its competitors including the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The S8 has a slightly smaller 5.8in Infinity Super AMOLED display.

Both the S8 and S8+ come with the same display resolution of 2960X1440 pixels. However, the former has a superior pixel density of 570ppi while the latter has a slightly reduced pixel density of 529ppi due to its bigger screen size.

In contrast, the iPhone 7 ships with a 4.7in (750x1334 pixels) Retina Display, while the iPhone 7 Plus flaunts a full HD (1080x1920 pixels) 5.5in Retina Display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Dimensions

The Galaxy S8 is 17 grams heavier than the iPhone 7 (138g) weighing in at 155g. The S8 is also taller (148.8mm) as well as wider (68.1mm) than Apple's iPhone 7.

In contrast, the S8+ is lighter than iPhone 7 Plus by 15 grams. However, both the S8+ and iPhone 7 are almost of equal length while the latter is slightly wider than the former.

Coming to thickness, the S8+ is the thickest of all at 8.1mm while the S8 measures around 8mm in thickness. The iPhone 7 is 7.1mm thick while the 7 Plus is 0.2mm thicker than its younger sibling at 7.3mm.

Despite sporting similar dimensions as the iPhone 7 Plus, the S8+ incorporates a bigger 6.2in display inside its body frame in comparison to the iPhone which has a smaller 5.8in display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Processor

Depending on the region where they are being sold, both the S8 and S8+ will be offered in two different processor variants: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 chipset.

Meanwhile, both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets will be powered by Apple's A10 processor chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: RAM aka System Memory

Both the S8 and S8+ come with 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 features 2GB of RAM while iPhone 7 Plus ships with 3GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Storage

Both the S8 variants ship with 64GB of storage memory with microSD expansion support up to 256GB. The flagship iPhones will be available in different storage models starting at 32GB and going up to 256GB.

However, the iPhone 7 variants will not feature any microSD slot for storage expansion.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Camera

On the camera front, both the S8 and S8+ will sport a 12MP Dual Pixel camera on the rear with Optical Image Stabilisation and an 8MP front-facing selfie camera.

The iPhone 7 also comes with a single 12MP camera and OIS on its rear, while the 7 Plus features a dual camera setup with OIS like the S8 variants. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ship with 7MP front-facing cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Battery

The S8+ has the biggest battery with 3500mAh power-rating while its younger sibling comes with a 3000mAh battery.

On the other hand, the iPhone 7 ships with a 1960mAh battery while the 7 Plus has a bigger 2900mAh battery like the S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Operating System

The Galaxy S8 variants run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box (upgradeable to Android 7.1) while the iPhone 7 variants ship with iOS 10 which can be updated to iOS 10.3.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Connectivity

Galaxy S8 variants are the only devices to ship with Bluetooth 5.0 till date while the iPhone 7 models only support Bluetooth 4.2.

The S8 and S8+ handsets have full NFC support while the iPhone 7 has NFC support limited to Apple Pay app.

Galaxy S8 models support Wi-Fi Direct and MirrorLink technology for easy sharing of media and screen across various devices, while the iPhone 7 employs AirDrop and AirPlay to accomplish the same feat.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Security

Both the S8 variants come with state-of-the-art fingerprint scanner with support for Iris scanning, while the iPhone 7 models feature a regular Touch ID fingerprint scanner without Iris scanning technology.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Fast Charging

Only the S8 variants are capable of Fast Charging, besides supporting Qi wireless charging features. The iPhone 7 handsets have no such feature onboard.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Water Resistance

The S8 and S8+ phones are rated for IP68 water resistance while the iPhone 7 models are capable of IP67 water resistance features.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: Ports

Both the Galaxy S8 variants support the new USB-Type C port (reversible) along with the traditional 3.5in headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 handsets have done away with the 3.5in audio port and instead ship with Apple's patented Lightning port technology.